The filming of the cafe scenes in the movie "Here On Earth" were done in the tiny town of Welch, Minnesota. In the above still from the movie, you can see the tow truck pulling into town. Below is the same spot in June of 2015.
The cafe and service station, seen in the above still, are fake. The were built specifically for the movie. It makes sense because this location "burns down" in the film. Below is the same spot in June of 2015.
Above is a still from the film; below in 2015.
Above is a still from the film. You can see Samantha and her mother leaving their home. Below is the same location in June of 2015.
These locations are all right next to each other on County 7 Blvd.
Yesterday, I got lost in an Edina, Minnesota residential neighborhood. I drove by this property and immediately I thought, "It's Billy's house!" I knew the house was in Edina and I have been keeping an eye out for it for years. The house has been remodeled some. They added the fake second floor and changed some of the front windows, but the placement of the side window and the trees in front are the dead give-aways. You can find this property at 5401 Londonderry Road in Edina. Above is a still from the film, as Billy rushes home to get the news of his grandfather's passing. Below is the house in June of 2015.
The Jack Ruhr Stadium off of Highway 61 in Miesville, Minnesota (small town...can't miss it) was used for the baseball scene in the 2000 film "Here On Earth." Above is a screenshot from the film showing characters Samantha and Kelly walking toward the visitors' dugout. Below is the same spot in June of 2015.
Kelly and Samantha approach the dugout in the screenshot above; below in 2015.
Samantha and Kelly sit at the top of the dugout steps with the visible score board behind them in the screenshot above; below in 2015.
The fountain in the center of Irvine Park in St. Paul, Minnesota was used in the beginning of the film "D2: Mighty Ducks 2" during the rollerblading montage. Above is a still from the film. Below is the same location in June of 2015, facing west.
The scene in the movie "Twister" where Helen Hunt and Bill Paxon spill their Dorothy container is located on 130th Street, a few miles east of Pilot Mound, Iowa. In the above still from the film, which is facing west, you can spot the bridge that goes over the Des Moines River. Below is the same location in June of 2015.
In the same spot but facing east, you can see the twister approaching in the above still. Below is the same location in June of 2015.
The Saint Paul Hotel was used as the backdrop for a scene in "Jingle All the Way." You can see Arnold and Sinbad running down West 5th Street with the hotel behind them. Below is how that spot appeared in June of 2015.
Rice Park, in the heart of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, was used for the filming location in the first "Mighty Ducks" film where Coach Bombay and Charlie's mother go on a date. The backdrop was the Landmark Center, located at 75 5th Street. Above is a still from the film; below is the same location in June of 2015.